Nine of the lowest performing schools are in the Valley
YAKIMA, Wash--The state's official list is out on which schools may have up to two-million-dollars headed their way. The 47 low performing schools are eligible to receive a federal grant to improve their test scores and graduation rates. Valley View Middle School is a dual language program in Toppenish. It made the list and is applying for the grant. To receive the grant, schools have to either replace the principal and at least 50-percent of staff. Or they can convert to a charter school, replace only the principal or just shut down all together. Toppenish plans to move Valley View's principal to another position in the district.
Others schools on the list include Grandview Middle School, Granger Middle School, and Wapato Middle School. In the Yakima School District Adams and Barge Lincoln Elementary, Washington Middle School and the Stanton Alternative High School all made the list. For the entire list visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/